We're Here to Listen
I am a dually licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor with over twenty-five years of experience working with adults and adolescents in NY and NJ, specializing in Substance-Related Disorders. I possess an LCADC (New Jersey) and CASAC (New York) certification. I am also an approved Provider of Clinical Services for Impaired Driving Offenders and the NYS Drinking Driver Programs (DDP) providing screening, assessment, and treatment.
I am genuine, easy to talk to, using humor, and understanding the therapeutic power of smiles and laughter to aid in the healing process. By understanding your readiness to change by being familiar with the stages of change and motivational interviewing I will explore where you are in terms of readiness to stop substance use and other maladaptive behaviors.
I specialize in addiction, understand relapse prevention, and the therapeutic process that addiction is more than merely using alcohol or drugs. In the therapeutic process, I help substance abusing clients identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that create pain and problems that make self-medicating with alcohol and other drugs seem like a good choice.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. We will work with you to overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with couples in a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions we experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover the motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.